Information Sources

The most comprehensive publication is : Orrin, G.R., The Gower Churches, (Swansea, The Rural Deanery of West Gower, 1979). This includes a Historical Introduction by F G Cowley.

Additional sources :
Button, Roger, St Mary’s Church, Rhossili , (2012).
Cooper, R.N., A Dark and Pagan Place (1984).
Cooper, R.N., Higher and Lower : The History ….of Llanrhidian (1998).
Cowley,F.G., Llanmadoc and Cheriton Two North Gower Churches and their Parishes (2011).
Davies,H.R.J. & Toft, L,A., The Parish and Church of St Mary, Pennard (2011).
Fenn, R.W.D., Christian Origins in Glamorgan in Glamorgan Historian Volume. one (1969).
Grove, P., The Church of St Cattwg and the Parish of Port Eynon (1977).
Gwynn,D.R., A Guide to St Andrew’s Church, Penrice, Gower (1977).
Lucas, R.L.T., ‘A History of Reynoldston Parish Church’ (1978).
Lucas, R.T.L., ‘Reynoldston’ (1998)
Lucas, R.T.L., ‘Rhossili- A Village Background’ (1989).
Orrin, G.R., ‘A guide to the Parish Church of St Teilo. Bishopston’ (1975).
The Gower Society, The Churches and Chapels of Gower (2007).
The Gower Society, Gower
The Journal of the Gower Society has included the following articles : –
Gibbs, M., ‘Three Quiet Churches (Pennard, Cheriton and Penmaen)’ in Gower XV111 (1967).
Gibbs, M., ‘ Yesterday and the day before (at Llandewi, Gower)’, in Gower XXII (1971).
Gregor, G.C. ‘John Myles, ‘Gower’s Pilgrim Father’ in GowerXLVI (1995).
Harrison, Peter, ‘The Tower Churches of Gower’ in Gower XLVI (1995).
Lucas, R.L.T., ‘Parson Davies’ in Gower XXXVIII (1977).
Orrin, G.R., ‘The Church Bells of Gower; Their Inscriptions and Founders’ in Gower (1988).

The Gower Churches : Most have produced booklets and leaflets of information on their history, architecture, significant fittings and contents to welcome visitors.

Valerie Beynon
June 2021

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